Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Final Card: Marty Keough

Here is the final card for outfielder Marty Keough (#334).

Marty was signed by the Boston Red Sox in 1952, and played in their farm system for 7 seasons. He made a few appearances for the Sox in 1956 and 1957.

In 1958, he was in the majors to stay, making some appearances as the backup centerfielder, but primarily as a pinch-hitter. In 1959, Keough evenly split the starting centerfield job with Gary Geiger.

In June 1960, he was traded to the Indians for catcher Russ Nixon. His time in Cleveland didn't last long, as he was selected by the new Washington Senators in the expansion draft after the 1960 season.

After one season in Washington (backing up all 3 outfield positions), it was on to Cincinnati, where Marty spent 4 seasons as a 4th or 5th outfielder, as well as a backup first baseman.

Keough was purchased by the Braves a few days before the start of the 1966 season, but less than 2 months later was traded to the Cubs. This would be his final major-league stop.

Marty spent the 1967 season with the Philadelphia's triple-A team in San Diego. In late June, the Phillies called up an outfielder from San Diego for the remainder of the season. Unfortunately for Keough, it was Billy Cowan.

Marty's son Matt pitched for the Athletics in the 1970s and 1980s, and his brother Joe was an outfielder for the A's and Royals from 1968-72.

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